AgileByExample 2018

Alan Stanbridge

Alan, previously an engineer, has spent over six years as a Scrum Master and Agile Coach. He is passionate about all things Agile and volunteers with Agile Lean Ireland.

Swarming in Scrum (and a bit about remote teams)

Alan has worked with many Agile teams, some sharing a sharing a common goal, and suffering from the common pitfall of doing 'waterfall' in each iteration. What this meant was state changing backlog items between disciplines, passing them from Design to Dev to QA and often back - resulting in not getting what we wanted 'done' in a given iteration. This also has a high admin cost, increases technical debt and facilitates poor communication In this talk he will demonstrate how ‘swarming’ helps many of these teams overcome such problems and (sometimes) release software with zero bugs.